Heather is a skilled litigator who represents businesses, individuals, and government entities in complex commercial litigation. She is focused on designing efficient and innovative strategies to safeguard and promote her clients' legal and economic interests.
Heather has unique experience in First Amendment jurisprudence, including the Noerr-Pennington doctrine and California's anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) law, which insulate parties from liability in certain situations where their conduct relates to the rights of free speech or petition. She has obtained dismissal in state and federal courts of would-be claims for a wide array of business torts, such as interference with economic advantage and unfair competition, as well RICO and civil rights violations, sparing her clients the cost and intrusion of discovery and extended litigation.
Clients seek Heather’s counsel on a range of disputes, including fraud, false advertising (both under the Lanham Act and California state law), and intellectual property claims involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.